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Mark McGwire - Chronology

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1963 Born to John and Ginger McGwire in Pomona California
1981 Accepts baseball scholarship from the University of Southern California (USC)
1982-84 Sets new USC home run record
1984 Plays on gold medal-winning U.S. Men's Baseball team in Summer Olympics in Los Angeles
1984 Signs with Oakland As
1990 Becomes first player to hit 30 or more homers in first four seasons
1996 Hits 52 homers, 113 RBIs, and a batting average of .312, hits his 300th home run
1996 Becomes 14th player in major league history to hit 50 or more home runs in one season
1997 Traded to St. Louis Cardinals
1998 Hits 70 home runs, a new major league single-season record
2001 Retires
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